Specimen A

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Biography

  • Specimen A are brothers Phil and Mo Jones alongside DJ Smart. Producers of bass driven Breaks, Dubstep and Drum & Bass, the Jones brothers have music in their blood. Born into a family of musicians, they are nephews of 80's pop star Howard Jones and we..
    Specimen A are brothers Phil and Mo Jones alongside DJ Smart. Producers of bass driven Breaks, Dubstep and Drum & Bass, the Jones brothers have music in their blood. Born into a family of musicians, they are nephews of 80's pop star Howard Jones and were raised with a strict classical training whilst developing a love for electronic music. After several years producing and Dj'ing Drum & Bass for labels such as Emcee and Inspirit, they started making Breaks in 2006, collaborating with then up & coming producers Far Too Loud. Their early releases 'Headcase', 'Contamination' & 'Soldiers At War' won them mass praise & support across the scene. After signing with Funkatech Records they continued to craft their distinctive sound on follow-up singles such as 'Exodus', 'Dirty Disco' and 'Freak In Us feat Miss Trouble' winning a devoted fanbase, international bookings and proving themselves skillful performers and versatile song writers. In 2008 they released their 'Hazardous Material' series on Funkatech, pushing their sound into new territories and winning themselves a nomination for Breakthrough Producer at the 2009 Breakspoll Awards. It was there at Fabric that they took to the stage with their first ever live show, performing their music as an 8 piece live band. Throughout the rest of 2009 Specimen A went from strength to strength, tearing up the first Breakspoll Festival in Spain, remixing artists such as Dylan Rhymes and Deekline for high profile labels Lot49 and Against The Grain and creating guest mixes for BBC Radio 1 and Kiss FM. Specimen A broadened their sound in 2010, roaming deep into dubstep territory for the first time with releases 'Jaguar Paw' and their huge Dubstep remix of Foreigner's 80's classic 'Cold As Ice', which was heavily supported by Radio 1's Mista Jam. They then went on to remix Bashy vs NAPT's hit 'Make My Day' which has gained over 380,000 views on youtube to date. While making their mark in Dubstep, they simultaneously had the Breaks chart on fire with their huge single 'Just a Dj' which topped the beatport chart for over 6 weeks. Specimen A show no signs of letting up in 2011. Kicking off with their single 'Forgot About Breaks' which hit the number 1 spot yet again, they also have an EP and singles on the way, plus more high profile remixes. They have become a production and Dj outfit that oozes quality and are able to adapt their sound to any genre of dance music. No territory is out of bounds, so be prepared.
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    Selected discography

    SINGLES / EPs The London Calling EP (Funkatech Records 2011) Natural Born Killers EP (Funkatech Records 2011) Chasing Shadows (Funkatech Records 2011) Forgot About Breaks / Where You Get That (Funkatech Records 2011) Hazardous Material Pt. 3 (Funkatech Records 2010) Move w/Pyramid (Funkatech Records 2009) Hazardous Material Pt. 2 (Funkatech Records 2009) Hazardous Material Pt.1 (Funkatech Records 2008) Freak In Us / Rock This House (Funkatech Records 2007) Fly On The Wall (Bombtraxx 2007) Dirty Disco / Pop The Pin (Funkatech Records 2007) Exodus / Check The Sound (Funkatech Records 2007) Contamination / Soldiers At War w/Far Too Loud (Funkatech Records 2006) Blow Ya Head / Fusion Reactor (Funkatech Records 2006) Headcase w/Far Too Loud (Funkatech Records 2006) REMIXES Excision & Downlink - Swerve (Mau5trap 2012) AfroWhitey - Ridin VIP w/James D'Ley (Sludge 2012) Deekline & Ed Solo - Always RIP (Sludge 2011) Troublegum - This Is The Law (Future Perfect 2011) Bashy vs NAPT - Make My Day (GGi 2010) Bashy - Fantasy (GGi 2010) Tony Anthem & Axl Ender ft. Skibadee - Life (Sludge 2010) Meat Katie & Dyklan Rhymes - Roll Player (Lot49 2009) Far Too Loud - All Is Machine (Funkatech Records 2009) Deekline & Wizard ft. Freq Nasty & DJ Assault - Keep It Pushing (Against The Grain 2009)